The music video for "Native Blood", a brand NEW song from San Francisco thrashers TESTAMENT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the bands latest album entitled 'Dark Roots of Earth', which was produced, mixed and mastered once again by the world renowned Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (CATTLE DECAPITATION, HEATHEN, VILE, SADUS) at his Trident Studios. The highly anticipated follow up to their 2008 release 'The Formation of Damnation' has already been released in Europe and will be available tomorrow (July 31, 2012) in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
For this video, Chuck Billy collaborated with Mike Sloat to produce a video that creates awareness among people about Billy's Native American heritage: The Pomo Indians.
The performance part of the video was shot on the Billy Ranch in Hopland, California, where the flames were huge and the temperatures were high.
The "Native Blood" video is about the growth a Native American youth throughout the years. When faced with hatred, racism, bullying, and harassment, he uses nature's sanctuary to recharge and meditate on the lessons he learned from his grandfather to handle these very tough situations in a way to honor and dignify himself and his people.
Billy previously stated about "Native Blood", "It's almost like a protest song, that the Native Americans have a voice that needs to be heard — that's the chorus of the song."
UPCOMING TESTAMENT TOUR DATES:
European Tour Dates:
7/31 – Toritto, Italy – Total Metal Fest
8/02 – Székesfehérvár, Hungary – Fezen Fest
8/03 – Lucerne, Switzerland – Konzerthaus Schuur
8/04 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Fest
8/06 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metalcamp
8/09 – Vasteras, Sweden – Sigurdsgatan 25
8/10 – Rejmyre, Sweden – Skogsrojet
8/11 – Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Fest
8/12 – Brussels, Belgium – Alcatraz Fest
8/13 – Istanbul, Turkey – Venue 2012
U.S./Canada Tour Dates:
09/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
09/15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
09/16 – Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center
09/17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
09/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
09/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
09/21 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
09/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
09/24 – Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Event Center
09/25 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
09/29 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
09/30 – Quebec City, QC @ Capitole du Quebec
10/02 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/03 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
10/05 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
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